BFGoodrich is well-known for its passenger car, light truck and commercial vehicle tires, but the American company has now decided to branch out into the wiper blade market, introducing a new wiper that is tailored to the needs of off-roaders.
The BFGoodrich Off-Road Wiper Blade features a heavy-duty exterior design with a durable rubber element and tread pattern that is inspired by the company’s All-Terrain T/A KO2 Tire. The company says its so-called “Weather Repelling Technology” is ideal for repelling mud, rain, snow and ice away from the blade, providing superior performance and easily wiping clear mud, bugs, rain, snow, and other grime. BFGoodrich is also rather proud of the wiper’s “X-Flex Suspension” which it says helps to provide “complete windshield contact” when the wipers are in motion.
These unique blades were designed for BFGoodrich on behalf of the wiper blade experts at Pylon Manufacturing Corporation. Pylon says the wipers were made specifically for trucks, Jeeps, SUVs and other 4x4s.
“These wiper blades are tough enough for off-road driving, with proven performance for everyday travel,” Pylon said in a statement. “Whether faced with mud, rain, snow or grime, the BFGoodrich Off-Road Wiper Blades are built to improve visibility in even the toughest of conditions.”
These wipers sound ideal for off-roaders and owners of go-anywhere GM products like the Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss, Tahoe Z71 or GMC Sierra AT4, but there’s one catch: the price. These wipers retail for $79 a pair, so they definitely don’t come cheap. That may seem like a steep price for a wiper blade to some, but dedicated off-roaders may be happy to fork over that sum for a set of wipers if it means improved visibility when out on the trails.